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Arraignment in Crapse death postponed
Collins to return to court Jan. 14
Patricia Ann Collins
Patricia Collins

The arraignment for the Richmond Hill woman charged in the June head-on collision that killed a Bryan County Sheriff’s Deputy has been rescheduled.

Originally set for Dec. 3, the arraignment of Patricia Ann Collins, 23, who was charged in September with vehicular homicide and other charges, was postponed by Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley until Jan. 14.

Collins was driving the wrong way on Interstate 95 when she crashed head on into Bryan County Deputy Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Warren Crapse.

A Georgia State Patrol toxicology report found in July that Collins had a blood alcohol content of 0.139 on the night of the crash. It is illegal in Georgia to drive with a BAC above 0.08.

A grand jury on Sept. 19 indicted Collins for first-degree vehicular homicide and driving under the influence, rendering her “less safe” to drive on the night of the accident.

Under the terms of her bond, Collins is confined to her parent’s Sterling Creek Drive home. Conditions also include that she not drink alcohol, that she enroll in an alcohol counseling program, that she surrender her driver’s license and passport and more.

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